A 2019 report from the EPIC-Oxford study showed that meat eaters were more likely to have heart disease but less likely to have a particular kind of stroke, called a hemorrhagic stroke, compared with vegetarians. Hemorrhagic stroke refers to bleeding in the brain. The part about meat eaters being more likely to have heart disease is no surprise. But what about stroke? What is the relationship between meat and stroke? Are meat eaters somehow better off?
In a word, no. A 2016 meta-analysis showed that eating meat increases the risk of ischemic stroke, which is the common type of stroke caused by a loss of blood supply to the brain. Continue reading “Meat and Stroke”Read More